Super Reef Octopus XP-5000 External Protein Skimmer
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CoralVue / Reef Octopus is proud to introduce you to their Super Reef Octopus® XP Cone Body Protein Skimmer line. With the most innovative skimmer designs on the market there is no reason to look any further. They are powered by the super efficient Bubble Blaster pumps which are backed by a 3 year warranty. Available in 3 different skimmer designs to meet almost any requirement or space limitations one may have.
Cone skimmers have been a huge hit for the last few years now. The benefit of the XP cone design is that it puts very little back pressure on the pump because there is little resistance from the base of the skimmer all the way up to the collection cup. Less resistance means more skimming ability for the pump to work at its maximum output. We have many different sizes to choose from in the XP line from internal to external recirculation designs.
Body Style: Cone
Pump: Bubble Blaster 5000 with a 3 year pump warranty! upgraded silicone nitride shaft and bearings
Airpull: up to 90SCFH ---*(air numbers are subject to different testing meters and testing systems)
Footprint: 18.7” x 15.6”
Rated for up to 700g light load - 500g heavy loaded tanks
Due to the 6" neck these skimmers are only intended for larger Systems
- Additional pump or Tee'd off of an overflow is need to feed this skimmer. -
The rule of thumb for Recirculating skimmers feed is 1.5 times your tank volume.
- Top quality machine welded cast acrylic construction with highly polished edges--->color "red"
- Full Seamless Cone body
- High performance design
- External recirculating
- Large Collection Cup
- Skimmer Drain Valve
- Standard cup drain
- Overflow protection device/moisture draw inlet (helps prevent the buildup of calcium within the venturi)
- Adjustment Stop Cock valve
- Bubble plate
- Air Silencer Stack
- Cool Running - High Performance Bubble Blaster Pump
- 1" feed (PVC or hose)
- 1.5" Output
We run an XP5000ext on one of our personal tanks.
Octopus Automatic Skimmer Neck Cleaner
Octopus motorized (ANC) Automated Neck Cleaner helps keeps your octopus protein skimmer running at peak performance by periodically wiping the inside of the neck where all the bio-organics usually would accumulate. This great skimmer accessory not only keeps you skimmer running at peak efficiency but save the timely chore of keeping your skimmers neck clean. As you know, build up in the neck causes foam to stick to the sides and restricting the collection of skimmate within the skimmers cup.
Keeping the neck wall clean results in consistent skimmer performance and little to no down time. This device uses twin squeegees to automatically remove the buildup from a skimmer neck. The SRO (ANC) consists of a high torque low RPM motor, wiper mount, lid with mounting clamps and the squeegees.
To operate this easy to you device, you simply plug the unit into a timer (not included) or aquarium controller and set it to run for a few minutes 4 to 6 times per day. By running it this way you will never experience crud build up along the walls of you skimmers neck. This will eliminate the daily chore of cleaning for two or more weeks while maintaining the level of skimmate production that you would normally get with only a freshly-washed collection cup.
Be sure to visit the link below for further information on the SRO XP (cone body) line of skimmers including user experiences.